Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oh the Irony of it All!

Well, I made my move over to the coalition side.  Downside:  No TV, yet; No Fridge, yet, No Latrine in my room, ever; if it rains, mud between my room and the 62 steps to the latrine.  Upside:  Internet almost as good as I had it over on the Iraqi side (but I have to pay $60 per month, so it is also a negative); I will eventually have TV; I will eventually have a fridge; I have more room and more storage space; I can walk to the 24-hour coffee shop whenever I want.  I can walk to the Big DFAC, and I can walk to the PX late as well (they have Taco Bell and Burger King and Subway).  The place kind of stinks, but nothing that a few air fresheners can't handle...only problem, the PX is out of ALL air fresheners!  And sheets, and name it, they don't have it.  But they have tons of food and drinks that I can't store because I don't have a fridge yet.  I am sure that by the time I get a fridge, all food and drinks will be gone.

Tonight was my first night on the US side...and where did I eat dinner?  Back on the Iraqi side, of course.  This is one of those ironic days.  I pretty much have eaten almost every meal so far over here on the US Side since I have been here...but of course tonight...NO.  I had a web conference that I had to attend over at my office, which, of course, is on the Iraqi side.  Not that it is dangerous, it is just over on the side where the Iraqi Army lives and has their schools.  We are, for the most part, allowed over there, and they, for the most part, aren't allowed over here, without escort, anyway.

At least now I have some room to do Pushups and situps...not that I WILL do any, but the thought that I can is comforting.  I will have to come up with a viable shower schedule now to ensure I have hot water, no crowds, and takes the least amount of time...I think that I am going to have to go back to nighttime showers before I go to bed.  My Air conditioner is working like a champ, even though it is small and looks a lot like a mini-me of the old window air conditioners our parents used to have in the 1970's.

Anyway, I am off to bed.  Want to wish my lovely wife a happy birthday!  Her Birthday is on the 11th, but I wanted to say it now.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY!


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